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The Fool

The Fool

Artwork by Red Dog Scott

The Fool is an innocent, bound on a journey he knows not where, with only the conviction that with optimism the greater good will prevail. The Fool has faith in himself to bring him through new experiences, as we must have faith in ourselves, knowing our hearts lead the way and where good intentions prevail, the correct path will become apparent.

The Fool has little baggage, little preparation and his only muses are the little butterfly people who follow him, representing transformation and change, as well as his instincts for survival that will help him make his way through the weary world. He is a free spirit, an unformed personality ready to take on anything, climbing towards spiritual enlightenment.

The Fool is on a journey, an adventure. He represents new and possibly unexpected changes in one's life to a new and uncharted territory. This territory may not be a physical change in location; it can be a new creative path, a new field of study or a new business opportunity. This change may be an adventure of some type that has a beginning and end, or it may be the kind of change that affects an entire lifestyle, but as in all changes it involves risk.

The Fool can also represent foolish idealism, impulsive behavior, or extravagant and foolish choices.

The character Forrest Gump, in the movie of the same name, epitomizes The Fool at his best, carrying with him an innocence and confidence in himself that helps him overcome some of the most difficult situations that life offers him. The movie shows Forrest's many adventures that parallel United States' own evolution and growth from the innocence of the 50's, to the time of freedom and exploration of the 60's, to the time of crisis and change of the 70's.

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